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Nov 12, 2013 12:00am EST
some of those illnesses, but what you probably don't know is that at the same time, biotech companies have been patenting human genes. that's right. whether you like it or not, a vital part of who you are may now belong to someone else. >> let me just examine him. >> people are worried more than ever about how the chemicals we're exposed to are affecting our health. among them, a family of chemicals used in everyday plastics known as phthalates, which congress banned in toys after a study by dr. shanna swan. welcome to 60 minutes on cnbc. i'm lesley stahl. we'll be exploring the world of science in this episode. later we'll bring you morley safer's story about the human genome patents being awarded to biotech companies and the proprietary control they now have over part of who you are. and then my report on a ubiquitous chemical called phthalates, which is in everything from perfume to children's toys, but which may also be causing birth defects. but first, steve kroft's story on the enormous amount of money being spent to treat people as they approach the end of their lives. how much
Nov 24, 2013 8:00pm EST
. >> here, you could do it from your own living room. you don't have to get dressed. you don't have to anything. you can just--it's right there on your computer. >> witteles says online poker is much different: faster, more aggressive, and less personal. you're not looking at somebody sitting across the table. you're just playing the cards that tumble out of the computer. >> not only are you not looking at your opponents; you're not looking at the cards being dealt. you're not looking at who's dealing them to you. so you don't know if the whole thing is legitimate, even if all the players sitting with you are just as legitimate as you are. maybe the whole game isn't. >> and as witteles found out, it wasn't, at least on a popular internet site called absolute poker. his suspicions were first aroused in a high-stakes game of texas hold 'em against what he thought was an incompetent and lucky amateur using the screen name grey cat. >> this grey cat person was new, and at first, he seemed like a live one. he seemed terrible. he seemed to play crazy. it seemed like he was giving his mone
Nov 17, 2013 8:00pm EST
... >> everything's gone. >> and throwing fish out of the water. >> no, don't eat the fish, please. >> residents woke up to an apocalyptic moonscape of ash bergs everywhere. >> this stuff is just sitting there, steaming. >> the spill was a hundred times larger than the exxon valdez, and it was all coal ash. >> you'd never heard of coal ash before kingston. >> never. >> never. >> never. >> wasn't a problem. >> well, it was a problem; we just didn't know. the problem is, where do you put all that stuff? here, the tennessee valley authority, tva, dumped up to 1,000 tons of coal ash every day into a wet pond near the plant, slowly amassing a waste cake 60 feet high. some of the ingredients, according to the e.p.a.: arsenic, lead, mercury, selenium, cadmium, and other toxic metals. you know, some people say that this is a poisoned meadow. >> i guess that's, you know, one way to describe it. it just doesn't belong here. it needs to come out. >> leo francendese is an environmental mr. fix-it. he was sent by the e.p.a. to clean up this mess. >> and in the wrong circumstances, coal ash is dangerous. brea
Nov 5, 2013 12:00am EST
for his crime, 150 years in prison. but while madoff is behind bars, there's still much we don't know about the scam which involved, by some accounts, a fraud of more than $50 billion. investigators are still trying to figure out who was involved and where the money went. this edition features some of the people most intimately familiar with madoff's schemes: irving picard, the court-appointed trustee charged with finding the missing money, some of the crooked financier's victims and the man who figured out madoff's crimes out before anyone else, harry markopolos. plus, morley safer examines why, even today, investors are so susceptible to con men. we begin with markopolos. at the beginning of 2009, he sat down with steve kroft for his first television interview. >> kroft: until the end of 2008, harry markopolos was an obscure financial analyst and mildly eccentric fraud investigator from boston who most people would never notice on the street. >> my modern greek hero. how you doing? >> kroft: but today he enjoys an almost heroic status, pursued by journalists and movie producers and
Nov 19, 2013 12:00am EST
." >> narrator: detectives don't know smith at the time, but they're about to become much more familiar with him. as christmas approaches, they're growing certain that moore is behind shakespeare's disappearance and that she's now trying to conceal the truth. to expose her ruse, they set a plan in motion. they'll have detective dave clark talk to moore. he'll play good cop and tell her she can clear her name if shakespeare reveals himself. >> i told her, "look, i believe you. i believe this guy's alive, but i'm here to tell you that if his family or especially his mother doesn't see or hear from him, you know, over these christmas holidays, i'm not gonna be able to defend you much longer." >> narrator: the plan works. moore takes the bait. >> so, she called me. she said, "i need you to make another phone call for me. i want you to call abraham's mother." >> elizabeth walker calls us and says, "i got a call from somebody saying they're my son, but i really don't think it was my son." >> narrator: within hours of talking to walker, police trace the call to a phone belonging to greg smith, here at
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